Dubai Minute: 16 ways to wake up your week

You cannot be bored this week! Watch Dubai Minute to find out why, then keep scrolling for more ways to have fun in Dubai.


Sunday, 14th May

Poached Free Rand Eggs & Avocado_Low resGrand start

Start the week right with a hearty breakfast at Dusty’s. Sample the new menu, which includes gluten-free and vegan options with lashings of kale, spinach, avocados, chia seeds and oats. Old favourites are still around, including the refreshing smoothies selection.

Breakfast from 7.30am-11am. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC. 04 354 5435,


Segreto terraceMama Mia

Italian Mother’s Day than is the perfect excuse to take the lady in your life for dinner at chic waterside eatery Segreto. Sink your teeth into a special menu of mozzerela in carrozza (fried buffalo mozzarella sandwich) and vitello alla pizzaiola (scaloppini in garlic oregani and tomato sauce), among other treats. Don’t forget to treat mum, of course.

6.30pm-11.30 pm. Segreto, Souk Madinat, Al Sufouh Road. 04 432 3232


Bollywood style Yasmin Karachiwala

Happy birthday A-Tone fitness studio! Celebrate the popular fitness hangout’s first birthday with celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala today and take part in a circuit Pilates session to sculpt and shape you like the stars of the Indian film industry.

6.30pm. AED 150. A-Tone, Prime Towers, Business Bay. 04 338 8908


Monday, 15th May

fresh-seafood-on-iceOff the hook

Drop the meat in favour of fine, fresh catch. Chef Sombun at the Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek’s Fish Market has gathered 12 of the most sought-after marine eats, including Lobster Thermidor, scallops in Mongolian BBQ sauce and red snapper in red chilli. This is your last time to enjoy these favourites before the restaurant closes down temporarily for remodelling.

From AED 49. 12.30pm-3.15pm and 7.30pm-11.15pm. Radisson Blu, Baniyas Road, Deira Creek. 04 205 7033


Physical GraffitiGet physical

Attune your ears to the alternative sounds of grassroots talent Physical Graffiti. They’ll be showcasing their second studio release Return; a tranquil, free-flying eight-track record, inspired by lead singer Zubin’s recent trip home to India. Supported by four-piece act Monteath. Yumtingz will be serving up snacks from 7pm.

The Fridge, Warehouse 5, Alserkal Avenue. Tickets AED 50 at and on the door. Doors open 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm.


unspecified-5Let it glow

Get on the pedal for fun and fitness at the weILLUMINATE x SPIN hosted by Fit Inc. This glow in the dark activity will see participants cycle to the beat to strengthen legs, arms, shoulders, back and burn fat effectively.

Free. 7pm-8.30pm. City Tower 2 car park, Sheikh Zayed Road. 800 348 462,


Tuesday, 16th May

a777481f5852974b_orgSweet treats

Bread Street Kitchen salutes National Doughnut Week with tasty specials such as ice cream and jam doughnuts for AED 45. Make sure to come back on 19th May for the family friendly brunch where kids get to decorate their own doughnut.

Sun-Thu 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10.30pm, Fri 12.30pm-4pm and 6pm-11.30pm, Sat 12.30pm-4pm and 6pm-10.30pm. 04 426 1000,


CW 1Walk this way

All roads lead (for fashionistas, at least) to City Walk for the inaugural City Walk Fashion Week. Happening until 20th May, a total of 17 resident retail brands including Cavalli Class, Polette, Concepts NYC and Level Kids will set up pop up stores indoors. Also up for grabs are special discounts and promotions. If you want to be in the know for the season’s hottest trends, this is the place to be.

10am-10pm. Al Safa Street.


Wednesday, 17th May

unspecified-6Cool down

With temperatures rising, Magnolia Bakery makes an offer you can’t refuse. Choose from a range of ice creams, ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes and desserts. We’re excited just thinking about these flavours: carrot cake, red velvet, apple pie and banana pudding.

Bloomingdales Home Store, Dubai Mall and Dubai Festival City Mall. For more info, visit here


Culture Vultures Emiratis meeting expats stock image

Whether you’ve been here a hot minute or a whole lifetime, this free workshop hosted by the Eton Institute and Expat Connect will share essential info on UAE culture, Ramadan etiquette and the basic knowledge of Arabic language.

6pm-8pm. Conference Room 3, Block 1, Dubai Knowledge Park. To register visit here.


Go Nuts - Unicorn Shake-2The myth is real

It’s here and it’s real! GoNuts Truck introduces Dubai’s first unicorn milkshake, just in time for summer. Twinkling with shades of pinks and purples, this sweet concoction is topped with generous servings of whipped cream, iced with marshmallows, sprinkled doughnut and waffle cone horn – whoah!

AED 45. Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, Palm Jumeirah. 055 999 5198


Thursday, 18th May

KidZania Kooks - May 27 and 28 - hi resSummer rewards

UAE residents (kids, especially) will have more reasons to visit KidZania this summer. The edu-leisure attraction is offering 30 per cent off most tickets until the end of May. Little ones should visit the new Heritage Village to immerse themselves UAE culture and history through pearl hunting, calligraphy, henna, traditional pottery and jewellery making.

Tickets from AED 105 per child. 10am-10pm. Dubai Mall, Downtown. 04 448 5222,

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